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Advice to me
I am the queen of unsolicited advice.
Even if you didn't ask for my opinion, I will certainly share it. I once told a friend that I was thinking about giving up gossip and unsolicited advice as a New Year's resolution, to which she responde... Read more
Straw vs. Back of Camel
Ugh. I am SO not where I want to be.
On the plus side, I am pleased that my weight is a mere 2 lbs above where it was when I last tracked it on the site.
But.. I had hoped to be so much farther along.
Sure, I have excuses: my bo... Read more
Are you interested, or committed?
It's been a crazy (in a good way) month with a number of social obligations, and while I haven't been as diligent as I would like, I have managed to keep my weight stable.
However, I have reached the danger point: after two months, this is... Read more
Seeing the future - in my closet
Yesterday morning, while standing in the upstairs bathroom, I made a big decision:
This was the day I would tackle my upstairs closet.
Not that the closet is particularly big (thank you, older home!) nor is it my only closet, either. ... Read more
Newton's First Law, and why it applies to exercise
First, a brief nerdy part. For those of you who tried to avoid physics class, it reads like this:
"Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it. "
A more s... Read more
The Great Lie
After reading a few great SP blogs this week with great success stories, I was particularly struck by the comment made more than once how one really has to WANT the results to happen and the importance of persistence in achieving goals.
I'... Read more
Conversation with the inner child
This week, I'm a little cranky and not-so-with it. Hubby is tired and burned out, I'm tired and burned out, and watching the hype over this week's market decline (directly related to my job, but should probably put oneself on a limited media die... Read more
Progress report: 14% to goal!
Originally, I was only going to write progress reports at "round" numbers - 10%, etc - but I realized that I'm actually learning new things and will probably forget them by the time I get to my next milestone.
Here's what's working:
-... Read more
Cue Gloria Gaynor
(For those of you too young for this cultural reference - she sang "I Will Survive")
So, the very thing I didn't want to happen, did. When I complained Saturday about agreeing to do something I should have said "no" to, I ended up getting ... Read more
Winning ugly...but still winning
Today is Saturday and for some reason, I'm not feeling the love about my diet.
It's not that I'm having any kind of crisis that could drive me to the dessert aisle, but I'm a little crabby about not saying no to my friends and committing t... Read more
"The game" - or how human behavior can be applied to dieting
1) Choose five behaviors that you want to achieve, every day.
2) Award one point per behavior.
3) Assign a financial value to each behavior. Together, the five behaviors should equal an amount that you could spend in o... Read more
Progress report: 10% to goal!
Rather than say that I've just lost 6 pounds, I am reframing it: I've officially reached 10% of my overall goal!
Since it's possible that at some time I will begin to wander by the wayside (this ain't my first diet rodeo, folks), I have dec... Read more
There are a lot of things I haven't yet figured out about dieting, but I have finally mastered one principal:
Just as I don't go out on dates with men other than my husband (not a commentary on my marriage - which is... Read more
the advantage of advance hindsight
While on the stationery bicycle over lunch hour, I found myself thinking about a recent story I read in the paper. A man spent over two years walking the length of the Amazon river to raise awareness for environmental issues. When asked about th... Read more
Status Report - Day 30
Who knew I'd still be here? I have the attention span of a house fly (that's a 15-day life expectancy, so it's hard for them to make plans for the following month) so I was pretty certain I was going to grow bored with the whole thing. Yay, Spar... Read more